ACHOO! ACHOO! I’ve Got the Flu

A creature’s surprise birthday party goes awry when all of the guests get the flu in this rhyming picture book debut….

“A cleverly funny animal tale with giggleworthy illustrations” Kirkus Reviews  read review

This hardcover picture book was printed and bound in the U.S.A

“A Great Indie Book Worth Discovering.”

March 1, 2021- Kirkus Reviews named, ACHOO! ACHOO! I’ve Got the Flu, one of the  27 Great Indie Books Worth Discovering!


Some days just don’t turn out the way you expect….

Sad and alone on his birthday, Lion is super excited when his friends, Polar Bear, Gorilla, Hippo and Rhino show up to throw the lonely lion a surprise party.

Lion’s birthday celebration takes another unexpected turn when the king sized mammals come down with the flu one at a time, leaving the lion to care for his four sick and demanding friends. Exhausted from nurturing his bedridden buddies back to health, the lion finally catches the flu virus, and needs his friends to help boost his immune system with hot soup, tea and lots of attention.  A book about friends in need and being there for the ones you love.

This humorous picture book story is written in rhyme. A juvenile fiction for toddlers, preschoolers and all kids ages 3-8.

Laughter is good medicine.

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Awards & Reviews

“The author is a fantastic story teller! This book conveys a strong message of compassion for all and does it in a way that is relatable and creative for all ages. We have distributed the book to patients and families and the feedback is wonderful. Highly recommend this book.” – CHOC Children’s Hospital

“A fun romp that will make readers giggle. Any parent or educator will appreciate the lighthearted but important lesson in this story. An especially timely selection as students return to school!” – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, Author of many children’s books including, Chicks Run Wild, Chicks Rule and Orangutangled!

“As a parent of 5 mostly grown kids, I wish I’d had this fun book to read to them when they were younger, to help them understand that getting sick from time to time is normal and that they’re going to feel better soon.”-James Cameron, writer, director, and producer of AVATAR, Titanic, Terminator, and Aliens to name a few.

“In Andie Michaels’ ACHOO! ACHOO! I’ve Got the Flu, Lion’s birthday party turns his house into an infirmary for his animal friends as one by one they share their flu germs along with party balloons and birthday cake. The author’s bouncy rhythm and impeccable rhymes make for great reading aloud as well as a soft warning about not sharing your germs with your friends!” – Dori Chaconas, Author of many children’s books including, Don’t Slam the Door!, One Little Mouse and the Cork and Fuzz series.

Best picture-book manuscript, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, agents day conference.

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